Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF
Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton
We all know that eating a good meal is extremely important to the well-being of all children, both mentally and physically. Therefore, we aim to offer the right balance when it comes to your children’s meals at lunchtime. School dinners cost £2.35 per day or £11.75 per week.
From September 2014 all children from Reception to Year 2 receive a UniFSM (Universal Free School Meal). Please ask in the school office for details.
If you receive certain tax credits and benefits then you could be eligible for free school meals worth over £400 per child per year. You can find out if you are eligible and apply here. It is completely confidential – no information is passed to teachers or pupils, and your child will not be treated any differently to any other child at lunchtime. It is very important for you to still register for FSM (Free School Meals) even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and receives a free meal, as the school receives funding to help with your child’s education. If you would like the school to apply on your behalf please ask at the school office, and we will be happy to do this for you.
Herts Catering since April 2012 have not been providing information on trace allergens in food. The information they provide will just say that all the meals we serve may contain traces of allergens. This is because there is also a risk of cross contamination in their kitchens and therefore it would be wrong to suggest that some foods are free from the risk of contaminates. The only exception to this is with regard to nuts. Since Herts Catering do not use nuts as an ingredient they can say that their dishes are nut free and that they do not offer any product that contains nuts or nut traces. They will never offer a total guarantee but they do everything resonable to support this policy. If you currently have an arrangement regarding allergens then please contact the school office.
Here is our packed lunch flyer.
You will find lots of information about vegetables on this website with recipes, nutritional advice and seasonality.